Charles Henderson High School Football Player Shot In Head Is Improving


By Sarah Cantey

 A rising high school senior with a bright future playing football is shot in the head, but a week later he's showing great signs of improvement. 

Jacquerean Marshall was shot in the head at a home off Aster Avenue on July 26. 
Marshall's entering his senior year and was a leading lineman for the Charles Henderson Trojans. 
Troy police say an 18-year-old's been charged with first degree assault. 
His mother's been by his side in the hospital and says he's making remarkable progress. He's lost vision but she's praying he'll regain some sight.
She said when she asked Jacquerean if he knew she loved him, he was able to give her a thumbs up. 
Nena Williams, his mother said, "To everybody I thank that for what they have done. If it was a thought, a call, a donation, a visit or whatever I can't thank them enough. I just really can't say how much I thank them."
Austin Ingram, quarterback said, "I just want him to know how much we care about him and how bad we feel for him and we sure wish he was out here with us."
Head Coach Brad McCoy has helped set up an account at Army Aviation to help Jacquerean's family's medical expenses. 
Contact the Army Aviation in Troy to deposit in Jacquerean Marshall's name. 
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